GS Paper - 3 (Environment)

US climate envoy John Kerry said on 2 October 2021 that Egypt had already been selected as the nominee to host the COP27 UN climate conference (UNFCCC) due to take place next year. Each year, a country representing a different region of the world takes over the presidency of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the meeting tends to be hosted in that country.

What

  1. Last month Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi officially declared his country's interest in hosting the COP27 summit.
  2. This year's COP26 edition is due to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.
  3. The Rio summit gave rise to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under which countries have agreed to restrict the emissions of greenhouse gases, first through the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 and now through the Paris Agreement that was finalised in 2015 and becomes operational next year.
  4. The UNFCCC holds its general meetings every year.